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Feb
6
comment List of canon material for 5e Baldur's Gate
@mxyzplk Ok, thanks.
Feb
6
comment Sword Coast weather and climate
Since I'm seriously considering running a BG-based campaign, any relatively reliable information is better than no information. I could of course clone the Q for all the different editions, but that would, I'm afraid, feel like spamming the site. :)
Feb
6
comment List of canon material for 5e Baldur's Gate
I have no first hand experience (hence my asking the Q), but wasn't there an official video game dealing with the SC and possibly Baldur's Gate? Also, I remember seeing a recent-looking comics series based in BG -- is that relevant to 5e, and if so, is it canon?
Feb
6
comment Sword Coast weather and climate
@Miniman Do you think I should make the 5e canon part optional, and let good guesstimates based on previous editions and events since the edition change be factored into an acceptable answer?
Feb
6
comment Sword Coast weather and climate
@Miniman If I had to zoom in on the map, I'd go for Baldur's Gate (see my other question), but considering that SCAG's out there and it deals with the SC as a single geographic region, and also that IRL climate zones also appear to cover huge areas, I guess blanket generalizations could also be made about the SC's weather system (while acknowledging that the south will be logically warmer etc.) :)
Jul
29
comment Athas: A terrifying vision of the future?
A footnote: Ravenloft did have a domain called Kalidnay – from Forbidden Lore (1992) – that was lifted from / originated in the Athas setting.
Jun
15
comment A pen-and-paper RPG with a “Save Game” function (and how that works)?
Thanks for the kind answer, but, unfortunately, it doesn't answer my question. I know this is how it works. :) What I'm looking for, though, is to learn what systems have actual mechanics for saving and reloading any previous game state (not just the last one where a party stops at the end of a session), and, if any, what these mechanics are like. Sure, I know it's easy to do in any system by retconning and such -- but that's not actual rules.
Feb
16
comment Is Forgotten Realms the default setting in 5e?
@GMJoe That would be cool indeed... but I'm not entirely sure it's as hopeless as you seem to think it is. :)
Jan
10
comment How can I add sound to our sessions?
An excellent site that I've been recommending to friends for a while. Thanks for creating and maintaining it, @dijon :)
Dec
10
comment What kind of SF horror does Eclipse Phase lend itself to?
@GMJoe No, it doesn't, and you're wrong about that. The aim of this Q was to get a concise summary that could easily be referenced (and that would spare new users the hassle of having to read through tons of material.) "Assume I'm Darth Vader" doesn't mean I'm literally Darth Vader, and it reveals practically nothing about the depth of my knowledge about Darth Vader. -.-
Dec
2
comment Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
@Lilienthal I (the OP) have definitely NOT started such a blog yet. The whole point of my Q was to learn in_advance whether it would be okay, and avoid any problems (by NOT starting a blog if it's not officially okay.) I am NOT infringing on WotC copyright (nor or anyone else's.) I have no idea what led you to believe and state the contrary.
Nov
29
comment Is it legally okay to blog a D&D 5e story (actual play)
Hi Randall, I've upvoted your convincing and thorough answer, and thank you for it. I'd like to point out though that my primary concern is the relatively unknown legal waters (at least to me) of the current 5th edition. I suppose I'd have no qualms about starting a blog about our 3.5 (or d6 SW, Cthulhu, Savage Worlds, etc) adventures, as I've seen, as you mention, countless examples for such both in writing and on video. 5th ed. though... I'm not sure how protective WotC is of it at the moment. Logic would indeed dictate that the more buzz the better sales - but who knows? :) Thanks again.
Nov
7
comment Can I use Fabricate to make a Keen weapon?
@Miniman You're welcome. :)
Nov
7
comment Can I use Fabricate to make a Keen weapon?
@waxeagle Sure. The A here said (before Miniman's edit), however, that "The only published material we have that includes magical weapons", and omitted the Basic Rules, which random readers may find useful. With the edit, these comments can be deleted though, I think. :)
Oct
7
comment Ordinary people and magic in D&D5
@SevenSidedDie I'm not sure the Realms tag would be entirely appropriate, since the PHB itself doesn't say, as far as I can remember, that its default setting is the FR. On the other hand, I'm not asking for a functional analysis of the rules either. I'm asking for an educated reading primarily of the fluff accompanying the rules, supported by hard evidence in the rules. The golden mean or something. :)
Oct
7
comment Ordinary people and magic in D&D5
@waxeagle I've updated my Q to be a bit more specific.
Oct
7
comment Ordinary people and magic in D&D5
@waxeagle Sure, it is heavily dependent on the setting. However, the PHB itself has a rather strongly implied setting -- a "generic D&D world" that can be inferred from the races' and classes' descriptions, from the equipment lists, from the skills, feats, spells, etc. I know it's just a skeleton to build your custom "frankensteinian" fantasy flesh upon... what I'm looking for here is the most generic flesh that fits on those bones, though. Not "AB normal" (Eberron, Athas), simply "normal", to quote a movie classic. :)
Oct
1
comment How much should PCs be paid?
As I've mentioned, it's in the Barsaive Campaign Set, which has only two books: the Explorer's Guide and the Gamemaster's Book - the info should be there in one of these. :)
Sep
22
comment How unbalancing are additional talents?
Ok, thanks for the explanation. (Wouldn't raising the starting level solve your problems, though? Aren't introductory levels supposed to reflect the apprentice stage? Like Luke in A New Hope, for example?)
Sep
22
comment How unbalancing are additional talents?
Just out of curiosity, if you have no working knowledge / experience with the system as designed, why are you intent on tweaking (and possibly breaking) it? If I were you, I'd run a few sessions (at least) following the official rules and make up my mind based on how those go. I'm not saying you're wrong, of course, since it's your game (though it's a risky move), am really just curious. :)